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Did You Know? Why People Sleepwalk
yesterday
Sipho is sitting in his room routinely reading a book when his roommate Thabo just randomly wakes up from sleep and walks to the door with his eyes closed. A few seconds later, the sound of bottles smashing to the ground can be heard as Thabo bumps into the dustbin placed in the passage. Thabo…
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Did You Know? You are What you Eat
a week ago
“Girl, are you sure you want to have McDonalds and Burger King in one day?” she asked. “Yeah, why not?” her friend said. “Because, you are what you eat!” We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” but not many of us actually take that saying seriously. However, it is more than just…
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Did You Know? Why We have to Save Money
2 weeks ago
Who would have thought that a pandemic would have struck our beloved planet, but it has, and now many people are destitute, hungry and unemployed. Many people in South Africa live in poverty. According to StatsSA, “… the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/15, there were 35,1 million adults (aged 18 years and older) in South…
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How To add FunDza as a homepage
a month ago
Mandy just found out that reading on FunDza is now free – no data required! Every time she logs in she types in the whole address: live.fundza.mobi. But her helpful friend Tamica (that’s me) showed her that there’s no need to do this. You can now add a link to FunDza to your homepage. This…
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How to submit your writing through WhatsApp
4 months ago
Submitting your writing to FunDza has never been easier now that you can submit through FunDza’s WhatsApp portal. To connect with FunDza on WhatsApp, simply text ‘hi’ to 0600 54 8676. You will receive a reply within seconds with a menu where you can find a limited library, information on how to do courses, get…
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How to create a routine for kids during lockdown
6 months ago
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended lockdown to prevent the alarming rate at which COVID-19 is spreading around the country. Kids have been home for a while now, the cartoons are no longer exciting, naptime at this point is World War Three and let’s not forget when you are in a Zoom meeting trying to multi-task…
Mindspace
The hustle and the grind
a week ago
“Money makes the world go round.” This quote is the definition of many people’s lives. There is very little that you can do without money, even the basic needs require it: a roof over your head, food and clothes etc. What is hustling you might ask? Hustling is what we do to obtain money; everyone…
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Why I carry pepper spray in my handbag
2 weeks ago
The truth: I fear men the way I fear snakes. The lie I tell myself every day: one day you will not fear men the way you fear snakes. But when I dare step out alone, pepper spray in bag, I’m cautious – I’m wary of any man looking at me a second too long…
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You have been cancelled!
3 weeks ago
Cancel culture is a form of group shaming that is performed mostly on social media against a person (usually a public figure) who has done or said something that might be considered objectionable or offensive by other online users. The genesis of cancel culture was well intentioned. It was to ensure that mostly public figures…
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Gangsterism Must Fall
4 weeks ago
Gangsterism is a horrible scourge in society that has led to the untimely death of many young people. I write this with tears in my eyes after reading yet another article about an innocent child on the Cape Flats in Cape Town recently perishing in hospital after being caught in a crossfire between two local…
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My hair is not your business
a month ago
Isn’t it tiring to still be talking about hair prejudice in 2020? Especially in South Africa where the majority of hair texture is kinky? It is, but the reality is big corporations like Clicks are a reflection of what young black girls in particular are dealing with, experiencing the hate for their afros from a…
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Is Love Enough?
a month ago
I have many questions in my mind and these questions revolve around the transforming times, the different range of life styles and personalities when we are in love. Do we believe that when someone gives you love that this is sufficient for us? I watched a scene in the TV series The River. One of…
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I am not your enemy
2 months ago
I remember once meeting a girl. She fidgeted and frantically combed her fingers through her hair as she walked. When she spotted me, hesitating before she carefully approached to ask, “Is my hair okay?” I casually told her, “It is beautiful and you look absolutely amazing.” She looked at me funny and even laughed. I…
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The future is bright
2 months ago
Young people have always been instruments of change. Unlike older people, they are not really invested in the status quo, the way things are. Young people help create the way things could be, they are visionaries of a future they will live in. I used to teach at a very expensive private school, I remember…
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WorkWise - Hustling: The new best idea
a week ago
So, many people are looking for work but we know that jobs are scarce. In fact, we know that South Africa shed 2.2 million jobs during the second quarter (April to June) of 2020. The youth unemployment situation is considered a crisis by the government. So where does that leave you? Does it mean that…
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Workwise: Networking
3 weeks ago
When you hear the word network you might think of the Herbal life presentations requiring you to join the movement, right? That is just one part of networking! There is much more to networks. They can help you to land a job or take your hustling game to the next level! Networking is simply getting…
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Workwise: Finding Appropriate Jobs Online
a month ago
How difficult are jobs to come by at the moment? If you’ve been looking for a job, you’ll know that they are like hen’s teeth! (BTW: hens don’t have teeth!) It has become incredibly hard to find one, especially after the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown effectively shutting down our economy for months. So…